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Spirit Day: Wear purple on Thursday to support LGBT youth

Spirit Day was organized in 2010 as a response to the LGBT youth who had taken their own lives following relentless anti-LGBT bullying. On Oct. 20, individuals, schools and organizations wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.

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Gay rights are civil rights, says NAACP's Julian Bond

NAACP hosts town hall meeting on gay, lesbian and transgender issues and homophobia.

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Rhode Island passes civil unions bill, with controversy

The Rhode Island state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.

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An introduction to Michele Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann supposedly showed "stagecraft" during the Republican debate, but she also has a "talent" for questionable statements and policy positions.

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Couples celebrate new civil union law with "I do"

Chicago hosts a public celebration of the new Illinois civil union law.

Facing outrage, corporations belatedly pull support for anti-gay law

Companies that belong to the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, and even the Chamber itself, are backing off from the Chamber's suppport for anti-gay legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday.

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45,000 join AIDS walk in New York

On a recent May Sunday, I, along with a small group of family and friends, walked to remember my oldest son Keith, who died of AIDS 20 years ago.

Business group pushed Tennessee to pass anti-gay bill

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members include Nissan, AT&T, FedEx, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others, actively supported the measure.

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Extremist Westboro Church foiled in Mississippi

When members of the far-right Westboro Baptist Church showed up in Brandon, Miss., April 16 to protest the funeral of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, local residents banded together.

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Gay and straight teens less likely to commit suicide in liberal areas

A break-through study involved 32,000 Oregon high school student.

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